Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job Opening at IIT Madras’ Centre of Excellence for Zero Emission Trucking (CoEZET) – Apply Now!

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Employer: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Salary: Up to Rs 3,00,000 per month (consolidated pay)

Employer Overview

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)

IIT Madras is a premier educational and research institute in India, renowned for its excellence in engineering, technology, and management education. The institute is committed to fostering innovation and providing high-quality education, research, and consultancy services. It aims to create a significant impact on society through the development of innovative solutions and the nurturing of young talent.

Centre of Excellence for Zero Emission Trucking (CoEZET)

CoEZET is an initiative under the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras. It aims to revolutionize the automotive sector by promoting zero-emission trucking solutions. This center collaborates with various stakeholders, including the government, industry, and research organizations, to drive advancements in sustainable transportation technologies.

Job Description

The CEO of CoEZET will be responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the center, ensuring alignment with its vision and mission. The key responsibilities include:

  • Managing all staff and projects within CoEZET.
  • Liaising with the faculty team, ICSR, institute and department administration.
  • Interacting with external stakeholders such as government bodies, the automotive industry, R&D organizations like the Automotive Research Association of India, policymakers, and NGOs.
  • Reporting to the Governing Council of CoEZET.
  • Leading and guiding the team with effective solutions and robust reviews on a daily basis.


Educational Qualification:

  • BE/BTech with at least 60%.


  • Minimum 15 years in the automotive domain.


  • Proven leadership track record.
  • Excellent networking ability.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: June 12, 2024.

Application Instructions

Candidates must apply online through the official IIT Madras recruitment portal. Follow these steps to ensure a complete and successful application:

1. Prepare Your Application

  • Submit a PDF file of your CV (maximum 10 pages) that includes details of your educational qualifications, work experience, leadership, and networking skills.

2. Apply Online

  • Visit the recruitment portal: IIT Madras Recruitment.
  • Check for advertisement number Advt. 83/2024 and select the relevant position.
  • Complete the online application form with accurate and active email addresses.

3. Submission Guidelines

  • Ensure all information is correct as no edits are allowed after submission.
  • Avoid submitting multiple applications for the same post, as this will lead to rejection.
  • Obtain a printout of your submitted application form for reference during the selection process.

Selection Process

  • Shortlisting: Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an in-person selection process, which may include a written test and an interview.
  • Final Decision: The decision of the selection committee is final. Unsolicited communication during or after the selection process will not be entertained.

General Instructions

  1. Contractual Position: The post is purely on a contract basis till March 2026, extendable based on performance and project funding.
  2. No Right to Regularization: Completion of the contract period does not confer any right for extension or regularization.
  3. Eligibility: Candidates must ensure they meet all eligibility criteria before applying. Admission to any stage of the selection process is provisional and subject to verification of eligibility conditions.
  4. Documentation: Candidates should not send hard copies of their application. All correspondence will be through email only.
  5. Citizenship: Candidates must be Indian citizens. Certain categories of non-citizens may apply but must provide a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India.
  6. Application Assistance: For technical issues during the application process, contact or or call 044-2257 9796 during working hours.

Equal Opportunity

IIT Madras is an equal opportunity employer striving for gender balance in its workforce. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

For any updates or clarifications on this advertisement, regularly check the recruitment portal.

This job post was created based on the details provided in the official announcement by IIT Madras for the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Centre of Excellence for Zero Emission Trucking (CoEZET). If there are any additional questions or clarifications needed, please refer to the official IIT Madras Recruitment page.

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